Spinner is useful for keeping telnet and ssh links from dropping due to inactivity. Many firewalls and some ISPs drop connections when they are perceived as idle. By having spinner running, the server is constantly sent a tiny amount of data over the link, preserving the connection. Spinner thus acts as a keep-alive. It displays a little "spinning" ASCII character in the top left corner of your terminal. It supports any terminal capable of handling VT100-style escape codes. Spinner can also function transparently by only sending null characters to the terminal. In this mode Spinner supports any terminal. It also has a mode called "Ghost in the Machine" in which you can use Spinner to write the spinner character to any TTY, not just your own.
PowerTerm InterConnect is a fast and secure terminal emulator, providing comprehensive emulation support via various communication modes. It meets the host access needs of many organizations, supporting the broadest and widest range of hosts, including IBM Mainframe, IBM AS/400, UNIX, OpenVMS, SCO, Tandem, HP, ANSI, Data General, Wyse, Televideo, and more. PowerTerm InterConnect offers state-of-the-art features, including SSH and SSL security, customizable function keys, multiple concurrent sessions, scripting, a menu bar, scalable and selectable fonts, intelligent copy and paste, printing, and more.
ansistego provides terminal-level steganography for scripts and other ASCII files (ie, protection against 'cat'). It intersperses a text/script with commented ANSI codes that cause most terminals to clear sensitive lines as soon as they are written. Only a specified front text appears. The front text is embedded in the script using ANSI-cloaked comments, so that the text appears unaltered when the script is viewed with cat, but the script can be run without any decoding stage.
gtermix is a GTK+ telnet client intended for calling BBSes. It utilizes a custom VGA textmode emulating terminal widget that allows it to accurately render bulletin board systems as they were in DOS terminal programs. It currently features a GTK+ user interface, dialing directory, support for ANSI, vt100, Avatar, and TextFX terminal emulations, and proper rendering for DOS-style BBSes.
The sniffy project can trace/log the data of any pseudo terminal in the system. Due to the way the terminal works, such a terminal trace provides complete information of what happened on the terminal screen, and sniffy is able to display/replay this information. It consists of a kernel module able to connect/hook on the pseudo terminal, a program to display the contents of any pseudo terminal on the fly, a daemon process tracing the pseudo terminal content into the file, and a replay program to replay any stored pseudo terminal session.